USA Bobsled/Skeleton and tesa formalize partnership

by USA Bobsled/Skeleton

Contact: Amanda Bird, USABS Marketing and Communications Director 

(518) 354-2250,

USA Bobsled/Skeleton and tesa formalize partnership


Athletes using tesa tape on skeleton sleds. (Photo by USA Bobsled/Skeleton)

Michelle Toukan (left) and John Daly (right) using tesa tape on their skeleton sleds.

Lake Placid, N.Y. (March 23, 2021)– USA Bobsled/Skeleton announced today a formal partnership with tesa tape, inc. tesa is a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesives serving the appliance, automotive, building industry, electronics, paper and print, industrial, and transportation industries. tesa has also been the most reputed tape manufacturer for bobsled and skeleton athletes for decades.

“tesa products, and especially the tesa® 4651 tape, have been a vital part of our success over the years,” said USA Skeleton Head Coach Tuffy Latour. “To say that tesa holds our team together would be an understatement. It’s the ultimate all-purpose tape that has been in bobsled and skeleton toolboxes forever.”    

Skeleton athletes use tesa® tape to secure padding to the top of the sled pod, and to make sled boxes to ship sleds around the world in. It’s used by both bobsled and skeleton athletes to fix rips in speedsuits, repair start spikes, and for aerodynamic purposes. 

“tesa is proud to support U.S. bobsled and skeleton athletes,” said Karin Gomaa, Director of Marketing, tesa North America. “We’re even more pleased that our adhesive technology is helping the bobsled and skeleton teams be more successful. At tesa, adhesion defines us. Our self-adhesive products and technologies solve complex problems across a wide variety of industries – and help our customers succeed every day. Collaborating with USABS reflects our commitment to creating the bonds that drive people and the world forward.”

Please contact USABS Marketing & Communications Director Amanda Bird at 518-354-2250, or, with media inquiries.


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USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. For more information, please visit the USABS website at Individuals interested in becoming a bobsled or skeleton athlete can visit


About tesa

tesa is a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesives serving the appliance, automotive, building supply, electronics, industrial, paper and print, and transportation industries. Our range of products and solutions provides value and high performance across a variety of markets and applications and are developed to address specific needs. Working with tesa is a truly collaborative experience. We are creating the bonds that drive people and the world forward.


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